Feb 28 2006. To promote the release of the USA edition of his book 'Rip It Up & Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984' author Simon Reynolds held a panel discussion at Mo Pitkin's on NYC's Lower East Side. Panelists were Connie 'China' Burg (Mars), Steven Daly (Orange Juice), Vivien Goldman, and James Chance (James White & The Blacks). The discussion focused on the zeitgeist of the late 70's NYC scene, its contribution to the genre, and its relation to its UK counterpart. More info:... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: punkcast, music, Simon Reynolds, panel, discussion, NYC, punk, postpunk, iPod
This is the opening number of the punkcast VCD of The Long Blondes' show at NYC's Cake Shop last midsummer, one of the most popular we have ever produced. The song 'Lust In The Movies' was also the band's very first single in the UK. The band hails from Sheffield, home of some of the best classic post-punk, and currently a thriving hotbed of new music. The vocal mix is a bit uneven, as the Cake Shop sound guy settles down, but the song is bound to hook you to the Long Blonde sound. More info on... Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, sheffield, indie, alternative, podcast, ipod
PUNKCAST#1132-03 Lesbians On Ecstasy, from Montreal, performing live at Studio B, Brooklyn, on Apr 5 2007. The two songs here, the anthemic 'The Cold Touch Of Leather', and 'Is This The Way?' - a glorious techno-metal version of the sugary theme from the L Word tv show, are on their new album, 'We Know You Know' on Alien 8 Records.More info: http://punkcast.com/1132. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: punkcast, techno, lesbians, music, concert, live
Live at Maxwells, Hoboken NJ. Aug 1 2003. At the height of their initial fame, The Yeah Yeahs Yeahs took a brief breather and then played a 'secret' midnight show before heading back to Europe for the festival circuit. This was the frenzied finale. More info on http://punkcast.com/297 Topics: music, music video, nyc, punkcast, maxwells, nj
PUNKCAST#1109 The opening reception for the "Radical Living Papers - A history of the free, alternative, counter-culture and underground press, 1965-75" exhibit at Gavin Brown Passerby in NYC - Feb 2 2007.More info: http://punkcast.com/1109. Topics: punkcast, art exhibit, nyc, underground, alternative, free press, newspapers, hippie, 60's, gavin...
Fri Jan 13 2006. The English Beat, led by Dave Wakeling, playing the Smokey Robinson classic at the first of two sold-out shows at NYC's Canal Room. More info: http://punkcast.com/908. Topics: music, music video, nyc, punkcast, uk, ska
PUNKCAST#1382: A few weeks back a show by a reformed Teenage Jesus & The Jerks launched with a bang Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's new book 'No Wave:Post-Punk. Underground. New York. 1976-1980'. But this was a far more genteel affair at the McNally Robinson bookstore in Soho where Thurston was joined by David Browne, who himself has a new book out - a biography of Sonic Youth - 'Goodbye 20th Century', for a talk/signing session. Thurston genially fielded questions from David and the crowd...
PUNKCAST#1177 Pamela Des Barres, with Patti D'Arbanville and Patti Johnsen, reading from her new book 'Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies' at Soho McNally Robinson on July 9 2007. More info:http://punkcast.com/1177. Topics: groupies, book reading
PUNKCAST#1132-02 No Bra, from London, UK, live at Studio B, Brooklyn, on Apr 5 2007. Normally a duo, Susanne Oberbeck performed solo at this, their first USA appearance. There are two songs here the blandly obscene 'Doherfuckher' and the bragadacious 'Munchausen'.More info: http://punkcast.com/1132 Topics: performance art, nyc
PUNKCAST#1134 Effi Briest performing live at Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, on Apr 7 2007. The 'Newly-Weds Song' is a cover of the late native-american jazzer Jim Pepper, and was written by his father. More info: http://punkcast.com/1134 Topics: punkcast effi briest, secret project robot, williamsburg, brooklyn
Aug 5 2006. After a screening of his home movie of the band - 'Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out' as part of the Film Society at Lincoln Center 'RockDocs 2006' series, drummer Stewart Copeland engaged in a Q&A session with writer Mike Rubin, and then with the audience. The resulting dialog was insightful, funny, and quite ribald at times. It runs 41:20. More info: http://punkcast.com/1013 Topics: punkcast, punk, new wave, film, movie, director, the police, Stewart Copeland
PUNKCAST#997 Hatfield And The North Bowery Poetry Club NYCJune 25 2006 sponsored by WWWhatsup Online Pinstand with thanks to Bowery Poetry Club and Downtown Music Gallery 'Lything and Gracing' Like punk itself, punkcast has deep roots in the hippie heydays of the late 60's, when bands took r&b to new psychedelic limits. As the musicians grew older in the 70's music morphed in a couple of directions, one - hard metal and pompous prog, the other a softer more intellectual acid jazz. UK... Topics: punkcast, hatfield and the north, acid jazz, canterbury, matching mole, nyc, uk, bowery poetry...
The Vacancies, from Cleveland Ohio, performing live at 'secret' late night show at NYC's Cake Shop, are joined by Joan Jett. Here we have one song from the middle of the set - the anthemic 'Save Yourself', and the hellraisng encore of the Runaways hit 'Cherry Bomb'. More info: http://punkcast.com/884 Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, cleveland, punk, rock, joan jett, vacancies
PUNKCAST#1065 Rimbaud/Elliott - Last Amendment Gavin Brown Passerby NYCNov 8 2006 sponsored by WWWhatsup Online Pinstand with thanks to Gavin Brown and Gee Vaucher 'Oh America.' During their existence, 1997-1984, the UK anarcho-nihilist group Crass never toured in the USA, much to the chagrin of many. They did, however, have roots in the NYC downtown art scene, and played 4 NYC shows early in their formational period. Quietly, 29 or so years later, another incursion into the 'Land Of... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: punkcast: poem, jazz, art, nyc, crass, penny rimbaud, punk, anarchy, nihilism
PUNKCAST#1062-03-04 Erase Errata, from San Francisco, performing their song 'Hotel Suicide' live at Syrup Room, Brooklyn, on Nov 3 2006.More info: http://punkcast.com/1062 Topics: punkcast, music, punk, indie, DIY, girl
PUNKCAST#1087-08 The Woods, from Brooklyn, performing live at Cake Shop NYC on Dec 16 2006, lit by Mighty Robot AV Squad.More info: http://punkcast.com/1087 Topics: punkcast, the woods, psyche, punk, rock, mighty robot, cake shop, nyc, brooklyn, music, concert
I'm not going to go into the long and involved history of Certain General (see their MySpace) . Suffice it to say that they were a key aspect in the zeitgeist of NYC in the early 80s and the house band at Danceteria, yet, like the proverbial prophet, are held in higher esteem in Europe than in their hometown. An original line up reformed earlier this decade for a couple of shows including the 20 year re-union for the denizens of that illustrious club. This led to some major retrospective... Topics: art rock, 80s, post-punk
On October 17 2008 Council Member Gale A. Brewer (D-Manhattan), Chair of the NYC Council's Technology in Government Committee, held a hearing regarding the City's interest for a unique .nyc Top Level Domain (TLD). As we maybe familiar (from his earlier presentation) Tom Lowenhaupt has for some years been spearheading a local community-based effort - 'Connecting .nyc' - to acquire the .nyc TLD on behalf of the city. At the ICANN meeting in Paris in July the road was cleared for a new round of... Topics: isoc-ny, Internet Society, ICANN, NYC
The Slackers' Xmas shows at NYC's Knitting Factory are becoming something of an institution. Here we see them, joined by guests Simon Chardiet on Guitar and Larry McDonald on percussion, performing a spirited nyahbinghi version of 'The Little Drummer Boy' at the 2005 event. Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, rasta, nyahbinghi, reggae, alternative, xmas, christmas,...
HR, of the Bad Brains, accompanied by Harley Flanagan of the Cro-mags on Drums, performing live at CBGB NYC on Sep 10 2006.More info: http://punkcast.com/1034 Topics: punkcast, punk, rasta, HR, Bad Brains, CBGB, Cro-mags, Harley
UK songwriter Nikki Sudden performing an impromptu acoustic set at NYC's Cake Shop on Mar 24 2006, just 40 hours or so before his death. There are 4 songs here: 'Green Shield Stamps' - 'Read About Seymour' - 'Falling' and 'Death Is Hanging Over Me'. More info http://punkcast.com/940 Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, punk, alternative, xmas, concert, live music
The Tough And Lovely, a garage-soul band from Columbus, Ohio, performing live at Union Pool, Brooklyn on May 6 2005. There are two songs here: 'Tough And Lovely' and 'Hard To Love'. More info: http://punkcast.com/736 Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, rock, garage, soul, columbus, ohio
PUNKCAST#1165-03 Blood Red Shoes, from Brighton UK, performing live at their first ever USAA show - Highline Ballroom NYC on Jun 14 2007. More info: http://punkcast.com/1165. Topics: brighton, art rock
PUNKCAST#1099 Tiny Masters of Today Kimya Dawson Union Hall, BrooklynJan 20 2007 sponsored by WWWhatsup Online Pinstand with thanks to Union Hall 'new best friends' It's been a long time since we've seen Kimya Dawson in these parts. Her family moved to Seattle a little while back, and then she's been busy infanticipating. Now, thanks to an invitation from The Tiny Masters of Today to join them in playing a big benefit for the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in NYC, she's back in the... Topics: punkcast, kimya dawson, tiny masters of today, union hall, brooklyn, indie, anti-folk, moldy...
Flipper, the seminal west coast punk-noise band, playing live at North Six, Brooklyn on Aug 24 2006. There are two songs here: ' End The Game' and 'Sex Bomb".More info: http://punkcast.com/1023. Topics: punkcast, music, punk, noise, grunge, flipper
PUNKCAST#886-01-05 This was the Swedish group Love Is All's first ever show in the USA. Here is one song: 'Make Out, Fall Out, Make Up' More info: http://punkcast.com/886 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: punkcast, music, punk, indie, DIY, nyc, sweden, pop
PUNKCAST#1095-02 Frightened Rabbit, from Glasgow, Scotland, performing live at Micheline's, Brooklyn, on Jan 15 2007. This was the band's first ever USA show. More info:http://punkcast.com/1095 Topics: brooklyn, diy, indie-rock, live music
Opening song of The Fall's show at the Knitting Factory on April 9 2004. The crowd cheers as Mark E. Smith staggers onto the stage on crutches due to a recent broken-hip, and demands "OPEN THE BOX!!'" - This whole show is available on DVD. More info on http://punkcast.com/431 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: music, music video, nyc, manchester, punk, postpunk, punkcast
Taking place in Brooklyn's Prospect Park peninsula on May 9 2005, this event was the first of what looks to become an annual tradition. Informally known as 'Toddstock' after underground promoter Todd P, it attracted a small and friendly crowd who relaxed and listened attentively as a remarkable cross-section of local talent got up on the log that served as an impromptu stage. Here, in iPod compatible mp4, you have one song from each of the performers: Todd Patrick - Engine Katrina Rudmin -... Topics: punkcast, punk, indie, music, video, nyc, Brooklyn, acoustic, folk, anti-folk
Punkcast1129-12 - Joe Boyd, author of 'White Bicycles', reading at Soho McNally Robinson in NYC on Mar 28 2007. More info: http://punkcast.com/1129 and http://www.joeboyd.co.uk Topics: 60s, pink floyd, bob dylan, music, book, reading, folk, syd barrett
Kaplan Prep Center, NYC - Jan 4 2006. Jointly sponsored by GNUBIES and LXNY - Richard Stallman gave a general, and mostly non-technical, talk about the development of the GNU operating system, the GPL, the justifications of free software, and the mortifications of proprietary software. When this cameraman asked whether there might be a 'free' video codec that would be acceptable for webcast - theora was recommended. Here you have the whole speech, plus a small sample highlight - an appearance... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: punkcast, stallman, RMS, GNU, free software, linux, speech, NYC, ogg, theora
PUNKCAST#1338 Indian jewelry are a dronepunk band from Houston TX. They've been around in various line-ups and names for some time before settling into the current touring power quartet. I'll leave the describing to Max Goldberg's flavorpill preview: "The band's blasted beats face off against squalling synths as guitar rumbles clang beneath heavy toms. The droning vocals, meanwhile, ride a dark wave, smoothing the band's cacophony into a narcoleptic ghost dance." Suffice it to say... Topics: live concert, psyche
Syd Straw and David Cale performing The Magnetic Fields' 'Papa Was A Rodeo' at Syd Straw's Heartwreck Show, Tonic NYC - Feb 14 2005. More info on http://punkcast.com/670 Topics: punkcast, music, video, music video, nyc, tonic, magnetic fields, Stephen Merritt
PUNKCAST#9652 Mecca Normal, from Vancouver BC, playing a Sunday afternoon show in Union Docs, an art co-operative in Brooklyn NY on May 7 2006. There are two songs here 'Attraction Is Ephemeral' and 'Language Is Manipulation'. Both are from the band's new album on Kill Rock Stars Records 'The Observer' and are inspired by member Jean Smith's internet dating experiences. More info: http://punkcast.com/965 Topics: punkcast, art, music, live, brooklyn, vancouver, nyc, internet dating, rock
PUNKCAST#1027 Two songs from Lenny Kaye, performing live at CBGB Gallery on Sep 8 2006. Lenny introduced the first song - Bing Crosby's signature tune ' Where The Blue Of The Night (Meets The Gold Of The Day)' - with a reading from his book 'You Call It Madness:The Sensuous Song of the Croon'. The second, The Things You leave Behind, was dedicated to his late mentor David Walley. More info: http://punkcast.com/1027